Oh look, it’s that fish-wrapper piece of crap, the Guardian again! What kind of idiotic liberal nonsense does it have for us this time? Rebecca Carroll tells us that the only reason anyone opposes political correctness is out of fear, mostly fear of the utter correctness that the far left actually has, whether they can prove it or not. But of course, all of that is entirely untrue, the reason people object to political correctness is because it most often resembles something out of Orwell’s 1984, with the thought police telling people what they can think and what they can do because being able to think outside of their little ideological box simply cannot be allowed.
Of course, this kind of thing comes up a lot and in a recent discussion about the tolerance of the left, the overwhelming majority of the respondents said that the left is incredibly intolerant. Well, they are tolerant of their own ideological positions, but once you fall outside of it, you’re held up as a heretic and someone to be attacked. Of course, the leftists all denied it and tried desperately to turn the discussion against the conservatives, but that doesn’t really work. Just because you can point to another group that is as bad as you are, that doesn’t make you good. It just makes both of you bad.
But here’s the thing. I just don’t see conservatives doing the same kind of destructive nonsense that I see liberals doing in the name of their ideology. Yes, conservatives will criticize liberal ideas. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s called free speech. But what conservatives do not do that liberals do all the time is try to harm people who say things they don’t like. They try to dox them. They try to get them fired. They expose them online. It isn’t enough to have a conversation, they have to try to hurt those who make them feel bad and no matter how you spin that, it is not something that anyone who cares about free speech ought to support.
Then again, the politically correct left doesn’t care about free speech, the progressive wing has gone full authoritarian, wanting the government to control people’s speech and punish anyone who falls outside of their narrow guidelines. Nobody objects to political correctness out of fear, except maybe the fear that the crazed liberal hordes might come for them in the night, they object to political correctness because it tries to stifle speech and the free exchange of ideas, ideas that the left want to cease to exist at all costs because it violates their emotional comfort zone. As I say time and time again, something the left never seems to get, nobody has the right not to be offended. Maybe eventually they’ll work that through their heads but I wouldn’t advise holding your breath.